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So this happened. Again.

Following in the footsteps of other major magazines that culturally appropriated and claimed to discover (commonly known as Christopher Columbus-ing) Black fashions or styles, Elle Canada decided to hail the Dashiki as the newest it-item for summer.


Needless to say, those who know the traditional tunic garment has been rocked by Africans and African-Americans for, well, forever, weren’t going to let Elle slide on this one.






The tweet has since been deleted, but the magazine’s decision to run a piece that yet again erases Black culture will join a growing list of publications who have famously dubbed baby hairs, afros, and even cornrows as trendy or new.

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One thought on “‘Elle Canada’ Criticized For Calling Dashikis The ‘Newest It-Item’

  1. MacBen on said:

    This article is proof that black people are stupid. “the newest- it item” does not infer that dashikis are new but that they are the new thing that’s trending in fashion. Some of you mufuckas are just dumb!

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